Building Connected Oceans

Accessible Ocean Tools and Data Products

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HARDWARE

Trident

Explore the underwater world with ease.

HARDWARE

Spotter

Get real-time marine weather data anywhere.

Data

Strider

An autonomous ocean data acquisition vehicle.

Data

Weather API

A real-time ocean weather sensor network.

Ocean Data Solutions for Any Industry

Sofar products enable a wide-array of uses, from scientific, recreational, to industrial.

Marine Weather

Our solutions help you better understand ocean weather from anywhere.

Environmental Monitoring

Know conditions before you go, and get real-time data from locations around the world.

Science & Research

Our tools make ocean data more accessible to ocean researchers and communities.

Aquaculture

Our products help aquaculture farmers know what's going on at their facilities.

Exploration

Exploration is in our DNA. Rugged and capable tools to know the unknown.

Recreation

From boat owners to surfers, our solutions can fit any recreational ocean data need.

Custom Solutions

Our products are more than just tools —they're modular platforms to meet your ocean data needs.

Hardware products

Sofar’s hardware is designed for affordability and usability, built to withstand the harsh ocean environment,and optimized to capture high-fidelity ocean data.

Trident

Tough & Portable

Trident is a ruggedized underwater tool, designed to operate in any condition. The ultra-compact and lightweight design make it easy to carry in your backpack, and launch from your kayak. Trident's speed and maneuverability can get you to places that divers can’t go.

Amazing Underwater Video

Stream live from your phone or tablet in low-latency, and record in full HD simultaneously.

Elegant Controls

Trident’s intuitive controls make it easy to fly so you can focus on the mission at hand. For remote missions, the Strider autonomous surface vehicle can provide topside communications to Trident.

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Spotter

Wind, Wave, and Temperature Data

Spotter collects 3D displacement time series and water temperature data. The 2D wave spectrum, surface wind velocity, and Sea Surface Temperature (SST) are calculated and stored onboard, and user-selected data is transmitted through satellite to the Spotter Dashboard.

Compact & Portable

Spotter can be shipped anywhere around the world, carried by hand, and deployed without any special equipment.

Solar Powered

Self-contained, low maintenance, and always ready to go.

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Data products

Sofar’s data products are designed around a philosophy of simplicity and accessibility.

Strider

Modularity for Sensor Payloads

Built to simplify integration of most sensors with onboard data logging, ingestion and streaming to the cloud.

Autonomous Routing Logic

Strider can navigate to pre-planned waypoints and perform user-defined actions using onboard intelligence.

Video Streaming and Control
Over the Internet

Strider streams video and data, and is remotely controlled through the internet via long distance WiFi or 4G.

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Sofar Weather API

High-Fidelity Data Through An Easy API

All our real-time sensor and model forecast data is available through our API.

Historical Data and Climatologies

Our cloud-based data infrastructure stores over 30 years of global weather data and provides access to on-demand climatologies and boundary conditions.

Custom Data Solutions

Our weather data platform can provide custom data solutions for specific applications.

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Our partners

We value the companies and organizations that partner with us to build products, share data, and further the mission of ocean conservation.

Success stories

Our products are used worldwide by amazing people and organizations to collect data, create ocean awareness, and build ocean industries.

Oceanographic Consultancy

MetOcean Solutions

After a year-long 4,000 mile voyage through the frigid waters of the Southern Ocean, while being exposed to some of the largest waves on the planet, Spotters cross the stormy waters of the Drake Passage.

Educational Program

Australian National Maritime Museum

Trident captures the excitement of underwater discovery, giving the controls to participants and bringing them a real-life experience of underwater science.

Marine renewables

Wave Swell Energy

Wave Swell Energy has partnered with Sofar to deploy a Spotter for their wave energy project on King Island, Tasmania, Australia, to demonstrate the commercial viability of their proprietary Uniwave technology when deployed at large scale.

Oceanographic Consultancy

SPC Fiji

Spotter buoy in Fiji is using new approaches to monitor surrounding coastal waters.  It uses a combination of temperature and wave height monitoring sensors deployed on a moored buoy to provide high resolution ocean data for researchers, policy-makers and maritime commerce.